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Past Events

October 2016

17th National Skills Competition Iran
23-26 October 2016
Iran (Islamic Republic of)

54th National Skills Competition
21-24 October 2016
Yamagata, Japan

National Competition Norway
17-20 October 2016

WorldSkills Australia National Competition
6-9 October 2016
Melbourne, Australia

WorldSkills General Assembly 2016
2-7 October 2016
Niagara Falls, USA-Canada border, Canada
For the first time in WorldSkills' history: Skills USA and Skills/ Competence Canada will co-host the General Assembly.

September 2016

WorldSkills New Zealand National Finals
29 September 2016 - 2 October 2016
Wintec, Hamilton, New Zealand

National Skills Competition Italy/ South Tyrol
29 September 2016 - 1 October 2016
Bozen/Bolzano, Italy

ASEAN Skills Competition
19-29 September 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

National Skills Competition Namibia
14-17 September 2016
Ramatex Complex, Windhoek, Namibia

National Skills Competition Korea
5-12 September 2016
Seoul Metropolitan city, Korea
About 2,000 competitors in 49 different skills gather in Seoul and show their skills in front of thousands of visitors. Winners of this competition obtain the chance to participate in the selection competition for WSC2017.

Regional Skills Competitions
1 September 2016 - 31 October 2016
Regional events take place between January and October 2016 on various locations throughout the country, please see website for exact dates and additional information.

August 2016

46th National Skills Competition
9-13 August 2016
See below, Taichung City, Chinese Taipei
47 trades Skill Competitions and approximately 1000 Competitors and 160 Experts. The Competition is taking place in the middle of Taiwan, on 4 Competition Sites: * 35 Skill Competitions, including Polymechanics and Automation, are taking place in Taichung-Changhua-Nantou Regional Branch. * 6 Skill Competitions, including Floristry, are taking place in the Academy of Labor, Taichung-Changhua-Nantou Regional Branch. * 5 Skill Competitions, including Pâtisserie and Confectionery,are taking place in the Overseas Chinese University, Taichung. * 1 Skill Competition, Aircraft Maintenance, is taking place in the Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaohsiung. *** For further information please contact: Mr. Yueh-Jyh Lin or phone: 886-4-22595700 ext. 502

July 2016

World Youth Skills Day 2016
15 July 2016
15 July is World Youth Skills Day – a dedicated day focusing global attention on the relevance and critical importance of skills and youth development as a tool to benefit economies and societies.

June 2016

Skills USA - National Leadership and Skills Conference
20-24 June 2016
Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, United States of America

Irish National Skills Competition
14-17 June 2016
Aviation Technology Centre and Grangegorman Campus, Dublin, Ireland

Skills Canada National Competition
5-8 June 2016
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

May 2016

National Skills Competition Armenia
27-28 May 2016
Yerevan, Regional State College, Armenia

4th WorldSkills Russia National Competition
23-27 May 2016
Crocus Expo, Moscow, Russia

National Competition Portugal
22-27 May 2016
Coimbra, Portugal

National Skills Competition
17-19 May 2016
Roofed Soccer Arena, Minsk, Belarus
During the National Championship there will be competitions where professional excellence will be assessed in over 30 skills, with participation of over 250 young professionals from the Republic of Belarus, Central and Eastern Europe. As part of the Educational Forum, an International Conference “Professional Potential of the Youth as an Effective Resource for Economic and Social Growth” will take place.

WorldSkills Barbados 2016
13-16 May 2016
Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Bridgetown, Barbados

National Skills Competition Sweden
11-13 May 2016
Malmö, Sweden

Emirates Skills National Competition
10-12 May 2016
Abu Dhabi, UAE, United Arab Emirates

Finnish National Skills Competition, Taitaja2016
9-12 May 2016
Seinäjoki, Finland

April 2016

GCC Skills
26-28 April 2016
Dammam City, Saudi Arabia

SkillStar Festival
18-19 April 2016

WorldSkills Europe General Assembly
17-19 April 2016
Gothenburg, Sweden

Regional Skills Competitions Korea
6-14 April 2016
See below, Korea
Various locations throughout the seventeen regions and cities, South Korea. See website for additional information

March 2016

Skills Talents - finals
24 March 2016
Deltapark Neeltje Jans, Zeeland, Netherlands

Skills Heroes - finals
17-19 March 2016
RAI, hall 8, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Startech Days - National Skills Championship Belgium
14-15 March 2016
Bruxelles, Charleroi and Liège, Belgium

Noor Meister 2016/ Youth Masters 2016
10-11 March 2016
Estonian Fair Centre, Tallinn, Estonia

Estonian National Competition

February 2016

National Competition Denmark
4-6 February 2016
Fredericia, Denmark, Denmark

26th Thai National Skills Competition
3-5 February 2016
12 Regional Skills Development Institutes all over ., Thailand

January 2016

16th National Skills Competition Iran
30 January 2016 - 2 February 2016
Iran (Islamic Republic of)

December 2015

Irish National Skills Competition
9-12 December 2015
Cork, Ireland

53rd National Skills Competition
4-7 December 2015
Makuhari Messe, Chiba city, Japan

November 2015

National Skills Competition Armenia
27-28 November 2015
Yerevan, Regional State College, Armenia

The Skills Show
19-21 November 2015
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom

October 2015

Worldskills Malaysia National Competition
17-21 October 2015
Centre For Instructor And Advanced Skills Training (CIAST), Shah Alam, Malaysia

National Skills Competition Korea
5-12 October 2015
Ulsan Metropolitan city, Korea

September 2015

45th National Skills Competition
16-18 September 2015
Taichung-Changhua-Nantou Regional Branch of Workforce Development Agency, Taichung, Chinese Taipei
Closing Ceremony is organized by TW Ministry of Labor at 19 September, 2015.

August 2015

WorldSkills Leaders Forum (WSLF)
13 August 2015
Sao Paulo, Brazil

WorldSkills São Paulo 2015
12-15 August 2015
Anhembi Park, São Paulo, Brazil
43rd WorldSkills Competition

July 2015

World Youth Skills Day 2015
15 July 2015
To raise awareness on the importance of investing in youth skills development, the United Nations General Assembly has decided to celebrate the first World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) on 15 July 2015. The United Nations in Bonn will observe the first World Youth Skills Day together with guests from Bonn University, WorldSkills competitors and UN Bonn staff with a panel discussion on “Youth skills for work and life in the post-2015 agenda”.

May 2015

DACH- Wettbwerb
26-28 May 2015
SICK AG, Waldkirch, Germany
Vergleichswettkampf Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz und Liechtenstein in Mechatroniker, Technischer Zeichner CAD und Industrieelektroniker Comparative Competition Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein in Mechatronics, CAD Technician and Industrial Electronics

WorldSkills Europe General Assembly
20-21 May 2015
Helsinki, Finland

3rd WorldSkills Russia National Competition
19-23 May 2015
Kazan, Russia

WorldSkills Americas General Assembly
6-8 May 2015
La Antigua, Guatemala
Incl. WorldSkills Americas Leaders Forum

Finnish National Skills Competition, Taitaja2015
5-7 May 2015
Turku, Finland